Uniformity is still a venerable goal of American Admiralty law
In part, the increasing use of steamboats to transport people and goods in the early to mid-nineteenth century also supported the need to modify English admiralty law
in the United States.
Furthermore, since the Commission delivered its Report and the Admiralty Act was enacted in Australia, the conceptual map of admiralty law
has been dramatically redrawn by the highly controversial judgment of the House of Lords in The Indian Grace, (7) which appears to have stood some of the most tenderly held traditional admiralty beliefs on their heads.
72) Because the reservation is limited to the application of the Convention, however, "it does not  affect general admiralty law
of which salvage law is a part.
In setting aside the need to base its rulemaking on a recognizable source of law, the Court has made the "mess" (95) of admiralty law
still more difficult to navigate.
87) In contrast, admiralty law
distinguished further between accessories and principals: "but by the Law Marine, if the parties are known, they who gave the wound only shall be principals, and the rest accessories; and where they have cognizance of the principal, the Courts at Common Law will send them their accessory, if he comes before them.
American admiralty law
is what is known as the general maritime law, a
is a specialized body of law that is generally not applicable to aviation, although there are some exceptions (such as when seaplanes are on the water, for example).
The Admiralty Law
Section officers are Chair-Elect David Alan Abramson of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Vice Chair and Newsletter Editor David Buzard of Norfolk, Virginia; Secretary James Jacobsen of Seattle; and Immediate Past Chair John deGravelles of Baton Rouge.
Vincent DeOrchis, a New York-based admiralty law
attorney, said there was "some concern" that the decision might mean higher premiums for cargo insurance because of the inability of insurance companies to recover losses when they sue a subcontractor.
With his background in maritime law and interest in maritime history, it is not surprising that this judge became a leader in formulating admiralty law
The owners of vessels and mortgagees had no dread of the firm grasp of a marshal or the power of the Admiralty Law
23) The Alaska court went on to distinguish that case, basing its decision on the fact that it was decided before American Dredging had narrowly defined what constitutes a "characteristic feature" of admiralty law
Abandoning Admiralty Law
Under the Abandoned Shipwreck Act of 1987
It really is a pretty abrupt turnaround to 300 years of traditional admiralty law
," Ben Benson, owner of Sea Hunt, told the Associated Press.